Premiere Pro CC for Beginners: Video Editing in Premiere
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Premiere Pro CC for Beginners: Video Editing in Premiere

Learn how to edit videos in Adobe Premiere Pro with these easy-to-follow Premiere Pro video editing tutorials.
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Last updated 11/2018
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  • 11.5 hours on-demand video
  • 7 articles
  • 14 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Includes CC 2018 & CC 2019 Updates!
  • Edit an entire video from beginning to end, using professional and efficient techniques.

  • By the end of the course, you'll have edited your own short documentary using either the supplied footage (video clips, photos, graphics, music, etc.), or your own footage!

  • Start a project with the right settings for any type of video, from any camera.
  • Export and save your videos for HD playback.
  • Edit your videos, and make them more dynamic with cutaway footage and photos.
  • Design clean and professional titles for you videos.
  • Add motion to your titles, photos, and videos... making them more visually interesting.
  • Color correct your video to fix issues with white balance and exposure.
  • Add a feeling to your video with color grading.
  • Apply visual effects such as stabilizing shaky video, removing grain, and making video more cinematic with overlays.
  • Edit green screen footage and, add backgrounds that actually look good.
Requirements
  • Students should have Adobe Premiere Pro installed on their computers to follow along. There are A LOT OF PRACTICE EXERCISES throughout this course with downloadable practice clips. We want you to follow along.
  • We teach this course using the Adobe Premiere Pro CC (creative cloud) versions, so it would be best if you're using CC. But you can still learn using CS6, CS5, CS4, or even CS3!
Description

Start editing your video professionally with Adobe Premiere Pro CC!

Includes CC 2018 & CC 2019 Updates!

If you are looking for a video editing application that will allow you to edit videos however you want them, Adobe Premiere Pro is the best answer. Premiere Pro is used by professionals across the world for every type of production from business & marketing videos, music videos to documentaries, feature films. This full course is the best way to jump right in and start editing.

Make videos the way you imagine them!

Practice editing while you learn. This course includes practice video files so you can follow along and actually learn by doing.

By the end of the course, you'll have edited a 1-minute documentary with the supplied footage.

I'll be teaching the course using the creative cloud version, but if you have a previous version (CS6, CS5, CS4, CS3 - Mac or PC), you can still learn to edit like a pro.

What makes me qualified to teach you?

My name is Phil and I've been editing videos with Adobe Premiere Pro for over a decade. Plus I'm the creator of some of the world's most popular video editing courses - with over 150,000 students and thousands of 5-star reviews like these from the Adobe Premiere Pro course:

Truly gives you a great hands on training so that you can actually edit video on premiere. Great course. - Jeff Gilbert

Awesome course, easy to follow! - Tim Clark

Your course is amazing, so I can say that I am learning a lot. Your English is very easy to understand ( I'm from Brazil). Thanks for sharing your amazing knowledge. - Jerilson Duarte

My Promise to You

I'm a full time video editor and online teacher. I'll be here for you every step of the way. If you have any questions about the course content or anything related to this topic, you can always post a question in the course or send me a direct message. 

What is this Adobe Premiere Pro course all about?

In this complete guide to Adobe Premiere Pro video editing course, you'll not only learn all of the editing tools available in Premiere Pro, but also how to edit with the mindset of a professional editor.

This course will cover everything you need to know to start video editing, including:

  • Starting a project

  • Editing your videos

  • Adding video and audio transitions

  • Adding professional and modern titles (even some with motion)

  • Improving audio and finding great free music for your projects

  • Correcting and grading the color of your video to give it a great style

  • Adding visual effects to your projects

  • Editing green screen (chroma key) footage

  • Exporting your video for high-quality playback on any device

  • Advanced efficiency tips

  • So much more!

Learn from someone who is currently working in the industry, who knows the most current editing techniques, and who has a Bachelor of Arts in Film and Television Production from one of the country's top film schools.

BONUS: As a bonus, you'll receive supplemental video and audio clips to practice with while I teach you with.

By the end of this course, your confidence as a video editor will soar You'll have a thorough understanding of how to use Adobe Premiere Pro for fun or as a career opportunity.

Go ahead and click the enroll button, and I'll see you in lesson 1!

Cheers,

Phil

Who this course is for:
  • You are a video creator (or want to make videos), and are wanting to edit videos with THE BEST video editing application today.
  • You might know how to edit with Final Cut, iMovie, Sony Vegas, Premiere Elements, Windows Movie Maker, Camtasia, Screenflow, etc. But you want to transition to editing with Premiere Pro.
  • You are a complete beginner who has never opened Premiere Pro (or have never learned how to use it properly).
  • You have played around with Premiere Pro, but need some help becoming a more efficient editor.
Course content
Expand all 128 lectures 11:42:27
+ Introduction
8 lectures 32:35

In this lesson of the Adobe Premiere Pro course, I welcome you to the course and we dive right in to starting a new project in Premiere Pro.

Preview 02:18

Learn how to stabilize your shaky, handheld video with just a few clicks!

Preview 03:58

In this lesson of the Adobe Premiere Pro course, you'll learn how to navigate your Premiere Pro workspace and customize it to your liking.

Preview 13:04

In this lesson of the Adobe Premiere Pro course, you'll learn how to import video, photo, and graphic files into a Premiere Pro project.

Import and Organize Video Clips and Other Files
07:24

Speed up your editing workflow by using keyboard shortcuts. Here are my 10 favorite ones!

10 Keyboard Shortcuts to Help You Edit Faster
00:35

In this lesson of the Adobe Premiere Pro course, you'll learn how to import media using the media browser.

OPTIONAL: How to Import Footage with Media Browser
01:53

Learn about the latest updates to Premiere Pro CC and how this class covers those updates.

Premiere Pro CC 2017 - 2019 Updates
02:59
Important Note: Not Hearing Audio?
00:24
+ Editing Your Video
13 lectures 01:48:47

In this lesson of the Adobe Premiere Pro course, you'll learn how to create a new video sequence with the right settings.

Create a New Sequence and Understand the Timeline
05:55

In this lesson of the Adobe Premiere Pro course, you'll learn a variety of ways to add clips to your timeline.

Add Clips to the Timeline, Sync Footage, and Make Selects
12:17

It's time to take action! Practice syncing audio and video from this lesson yourself!

EXERCISE: Sync Audio and Video
01:03

Follow me as I show you how I sync video and audio clips.

EXERCISE REVIEW: Sync Audio and Video
03:09

In this lesson of the Adobe Premiere Pro course, you'll learn how to edit your video and audio clips that are on the timeline.

Basic Edits - Trim Clips, Split Edits, Slip Edits, and More!
16:14

In this lesson of the Adobe Premiere Pro course, you'll learn how to sync audio and video recorded on separate devices (or multiple video clips shot at the same time).

Add and Edit Cutaway Footage and Photos
10:42

Editing a a narrative film or commercial is a completely different type of project than a documentary/non-narrative video. In this lesson, I'll show you a commercial that I edited and walk you through how to edit a scene together with multiple cameras.

OPTIONAL - Editing Narrative Video Scenes Together
11:00

In this lesson of the Adobe Premiere Pro course, you'll the process I use to edit an amazing video sequence.

Adjust the Size and Position of Your Clips & EXERCISE
04:01

It's time to take action! Practice adjusting the size and position of clips on your timeline.

EXERCISE REVIEW: Adjust Size and Position of Your Clips
02:25

In this lesson of the Adobe Premiere Pro course, you'll learn how I edit an interview from 6 minutes to 1 minute.

OPTIONAL: Edit Down an Interview
34:46

Here's another update to Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2018!

Premiere Pro CC 2018 Update: Open Multiple Projects
03:49

Learn how to close down multiple gaps at once in Premiere Pro CC 2018.

Premiere Pro CC 2018 Update: Close Multiple Gaps
01:36
Get More Video Resources & Tips
01:50
+ Adding Video and Audio Transitions
7 lectures 31:28

Hi! Just wanted to check in and see how things are going for you!

Course Check In - How's it Going?
00:51

In this lesson of the Adobe Premiere Pro course, you'll learn how to add video and audio transitions to the ends of your clips.

Add and Adjust Video Transitions & EXERCISE
08:25

Let's review how to add transitions to two clips. I'll also show you how to quickly add a cross dissolve with keyboard shortcuts.

EXERCISE REVIEW: Add and Adjust Video Transitions
02:27

In this lesson of the Adobe Premiere Pro course, you'll learn how to quickly add video and audio transitions to your video and audio clips with keyboard shortcuts.

Quickly Add Video and Audio Transitions from the Timeline
03:10

In this exercise, you'll learn how to create a custom blur transition using the fast blur effect, keyframes, and a cross dissolve.

EXERCISE: Create a Custom Blur Transition
07:18

Are you having trouble with transitions? Watch this video.

OPTIONAL: Trouble with Transitions?
06:36
CC 2019 Update: Denoise & Reverb Tool
02:41
+ Adding Titles in Premiere Pro CC 2017.2 and 2018
5 lectures 34:57

Learn about the changes Premiere Pro made to creating titles in the latest version of CC.

IMPORTANT - Changes to Creating Titles
00:25

Adobe made some major upgrades to how we create titles in the 2017.1 update of creative cloud. This lesson goes over the basics. 

If you have an older version of CC, continue on to the future lessons about the legacy title creator.

Create Title Graphics in Premiere Pro CC 2017.1 - The Basics
16:05

Adobe made some major upgrades to how we create titles in the 2017.1 update of creative cloud. This lesson goes over how to animate your titles in Premiere Pro.

If you have an older version of CC, continue on to the future lessons about the legacy title creator.

Animating Titles in Premiere Pro CC 2017.1
05:44

Adobe made some major upgrades to how we create titles in the 2017.1 update of creative cloud. This lesson goes over how to save title cards or graphics as a preset to be used again and again.

If you have an older version of CC, continue on to the future lessons about the legacy title creator.

Saving Title Card Presets in Premiere Pro CC 2017.1
02:16

Learn how to use the updates to the Essential Graphics panel in CC 2018, including rolling credits, pinning layers to each other, responsive time edits, and more templates!

Premiere Pro CC 2018 Update: Essential Graphics
10:27
+ Adding Titles in Premiere Pro CC 2017.1 and Older
6 lectures 33:44

In this lesson of the Adobe Premiere Pro course, you'll learn how to create professional titles for your videos in Premiere Pro.

Create Titles with the Premiere Pro Title Creator
08:15

In this lesson of the Adobe Premiere Pro course, you'll learn how to design a clean lower third title card for the beginning of your video.

Design a Clean Lower Third Title Card
06:04

In this lesson of the Adobe Premiere Pro course, you'll learn how to create scrolling credits for the end of your videos.

Create Scrolling End Credits
03:50

It's time to take action! This is a fun one, too! You'll be designing your own custom lower third graphic, that includes motion!

EXERCISE: Design a Lower Third with Motion
01:06

Let's review how I created my lower third, including how I made it more dynamic with motion and shapes!

EXERCISE REVIEW: Design a Lower Third with Motion
10:34

In this tutorial, you'll learn how to use a feature in Adobe Creative Cloud called Live Text Templates - when bringing in text graphics from After Effects to Premiere Pro.

BONUS! Live Text Templates: From Adobe After Effects to Premiere Pro
03:55
+ Editing Audio
13 lectures 01:12:52

In this lesson of the Adobe Premiere Pro course, you'll learn how to adjust the audio levels of your clips in a few different ways.

Adjust Audio Levels
10:16

In this lesson of the Adobe Premiere Pro course, you'll learn how to pan audio of a clip from one side to the other.

Pan Audio Left & Right - Working with Audio Channels
05:05

In this lesson of the Adobe Premiere Pro course, you'll learn how to remove background noise within Premiere Pro.

Remove Background Noise with Low and High Pass
04:17

Learn how to make your audio sound better with the EQ effect.

Make Audio Sound Better with EQ
07:41

Learn how to use Adobe Premiere Pro CC's new Parametric EQ Effect. 

Parametric EQ Effect
05:01

Learn how to reduce echo from your audio with the Parametric EQ effect in Premiere Pro.

Reduce Echo with Parametric EQ Effect
05:40

In this lesson of the Adobe Premiere Pro course, you'll learn how to use the Audio Track Mixer to adjust levels and add effects to entire tracks.

Use the Audio Track Mixer to Edit Audio
02:14

Learn how to use the Essential Sound panel in Adobe Premiere Pro - which was added in the April 2017 update to Premiere Pro.

CC 2017 Update: Editing Audio with the Essential Sound Panel
07:57

Learn how to remove background noise right in Adobe Premiere Pro with the Adaptive Noise Reduction effect.

Remove Background Noise with Adaptive Noise Reduction
02:47

Download the video clip and practice making the audio sound better in Premiere Pro!

EXERCISE: Remove Background Noise from Video Clip
00:41

Learn how I made the practice video clip sound better with the EQ effect.

EXERCISE REVIEW: Remove Background Noise from Video Clip
04:32

In this lesson of the Adobe Premiere Pro course, you'll learn how to find free music for your video projects and add it to your video project.

Add Music to your Video (and where to find free music)
11:24

In this lesson of the Adobe Premiere Pro course, you'll learn how to remove background noise from your video clips with Audacity, a free audio editing tool.

Remove Background Noise with Audacity
05:17
+ Color Correction and Grading
14 lectures 55:02

Let's learn how to color correct your video. In this lesson, we'll be using the Lumetri Panel, specifically learning the Basics section of the panel. This panel helps you fix bad exposure, white balance, and contrast.

Basic Color Correction with the Lumetri Panel
08:43

It's time to practice. Practice fixing a shot with bad white balance.

EXERCISE: Fix the White Balance of a Shot
00:38

In this exercise review, you'll learn how I fix the white balance of a badly shot video.

EXERCISE REVIEW: Fix the White Balance of a Shot
02:30

Let's learn how to color correct your video. In this lesson, we'll be using the Lumetri Panel, specifically learning the Creative section of the panel.

Creative: Color Correcting with the Lumetri Panel
05:30

Let's learn how to color correct your video. In this lesson, we'll be using the Lumetri Panel, specifically learning the Curves section of the panel.

Curves: Color Correcting with the Lumetri Panel
03:50

Let's learn how to color correct your video. In this lesson, we'll be using the Lumetri Panel, specifically learning the Color Wheels section of the panel.

Color Wheels: Color Correcting with the Lumetri Panel
01:51

Let's learn how to color correct your video. In this lesson, we'll be using the Lumetri Panel, specifically learning the HSL Secondary section of the panel.

HSL Secondary: Color Correcting with the Lumetri Panel
03:40

Let's learn how to color correct your video. In this lesson, we'll be using the Lumetri Panel, specifically learning the Vignettes section of the panel.

Vignettes: Color Correcting with the Lumetri Panel
02:49

It's time to take action! Practice what you've learned by fixing the exposure of the provided clips.

EXERCISE: Fix Exposure of 2 Shots
00:55

In this exercise review, you'll learn how I match the exposure of two shots.

EXERCISE REVIEW: Fix Exposure of 2 Shots
04:43

In this lesson of the Adobe Premiere Pro course, you'll learn how to use adjustment layers to easily color correct an entire video project.

Color Correction with Adjustment Layers
06:08
CC 2019 Update: Selective Color Grading
05:47
CC 2019 Update: Adding Multiple Lumetri Effects
03:42
Color Masks & Tracking Masks
04:16
+ Motion in Premiere Pro
5 lectures 22:32

In this lesson of the Adobe Premiere Pro course, you'll learn how to add motion to your titles, making them more visually appealing and dynamic.

Add Motion to Your Text Titles
04:37

In this lesson of the Adobe Premiere Pro course, you'll learn how to create the Ken Burns effect for photos added to your project.

Create the Ken Burns Photo Effect
02:22

One way to make your videos look more dynamic is to add subtle motion to them. With the advent of higher resolution cameras (think 4k footage), you can zoom in and move around the video frame without losing quality. Practice exactly that with the supplied 4k video clip.

EXERCISE: Add Motion to Video to Make More Dynamic
01:14

Learn exactly how I zoomed and panned across the video clip from the previous exercise.

EXERCISE REVIEW: Add Motion to Video to Make More Dynamic
06:14

In this lesson of the Adobe Premiere Pro course, you'll learn how I add dynamic motion transitions to photos.

OPTIONAL: How to Add Motion to Screenshot Graphics
08:05
+ Exporting Your Video
6 lectures 22:08

In this lesson of the Adobe Premiere Pro course, you'll learn how to export an HD-quality video that is perfect for sharing online because of its small file size.

Export a High-Quality Small-File-Size Video
05:32

In this lesson of the Adobe Premiere Pro course, you'll learn the inner workings of the export module.

OPTIONAL: Understand the Export Module
12:02

In this lesson of the Adobe Premiere Pro course, you'll learn how to export a full resolution video file.

Export a Full Resolution Video
01:28

In this lesson of the Adobe Premiere Pro course, you'll learn how to very small video file for previews.

Export a Small-File Preview Video
01:45

It's time to take action! Finish the 1-minute documentary, upload it to YouTube or Vimeo, and share it with us on the course.

EXERCISE: Finish Your 1-Minute Documentary
01:03

Here are the next steps to make sure you finish your short documentary for this course.

Short Documentary Completion Checklist
00:18
+ Visual Effects and Advanced Premiere Pro Tips
9 lectures 39:06

In this lesson of the Adobe Premiere Pro course, you'll learn how to add and adjust effects to your clips.

Add and Adjust a Video Effect to a Clip
06:55

In this lesson of the Adobe Premiere Pro course, you'll learn how to adjust effect properties with keyframes.

Adjust Effects with Keyframes
04:42

Learn how to use preset filters to quickly color your video.

Use Lumetri Color Presets
03:35

In this lesson of the Adobe Premiere Pro course, you'll learn how to stabilize shaky video with the warp stabilizer effect.

Stabilize Shaky Video with Warp Stabilizer
05:21

Practice stabilizing shaky video footage, and see if you can get yours as stable as mine!

EXERCISE: Stabilize Shaky Video
00:36

Check out the settings I used to stabilize the shaky flower footage.

EXERCISE REVIEW: Stabilize Shaky Video
02:46

In this lesson of the Adobe Premiere Pro course, you'll learn how to make your videos look like a cinematic film with different types of overlays.

Make Videos More Cinematic with Overlays
06:44

In this lesson of the Adobe Premiere Pro course, you'll learn how to edit a still frame from your video.

Export a Still Frame from a Video Clip
01:41

Learn how to use Adobe Dynamic Link to edit premiere pro clips in After Effects. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to remove grain/noise from a video clip.

EXERCISE: Remove Noise and Grain with After Effects
06:46